Company C 22nd Infantry
George Lehfeld was born in Secaucus, Hudson County, New Jersey in 1867.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on January
at Cleveland, Ohio. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 6 + inches tall, had blonde hair,
blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Bartender.
Private George Lehfeld died of typhoid at San Isidro, Philippines, December 27, 1899.
In different accounts his name was spelled as Lehfield.
Below is his listing in a report
of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon:
Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway
George Lehfeld was buried in the small military cemetery at San Isidro, on the island of Luzon.
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